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Coaching Aggressive Team Defense

with J.B. Clarke,
Limestone College Head Men's Coach;
Back-to-Back NCAA D-II National Champions ('14-'15);
2016 NSILA D-II Coach of the Year; 2016 NCAA Tournament Runner-up;
5 straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season & Tournament Champions;
200+ career wins; has coached in the NCAA Final Four at the D- I, II and III levels

Up-tempo or pressure defenses have become a prominent scoring option for teams at all levels across the nation. Well-executed defenses are based on applying pressure and using angles to force teams to their weaknesses instead of their strengths.

Using a progression of defensive practice drills, J.B. Clarke demonstrates how Limestone College plays fast and aggressive defense to force players into uncomfortable positions. This pressure leads the offense to bad shots and turnovers. Coach Clarke presents drills which are used to perfect these situations. Each drill is diagrammed on a white board and then demonstrated on the practice field in real time.

Team defense commands players that know where to be positioned on the field under an assortment of situations. Defensemen must be able to communicate, be on ball, slide and recover. Clarke deploys even and uneven settings in numerous drills to organize the individual fundamentals of approaching and breaking down with the teamwork skills of rotating a defense while still covering the crease side. He begins with a series of drills that break down the field into numerical values and then into a simple slide packages into three-man segments.

Defensive Drills

Coach Clarke provides a variety of competitive and high-energy drills that are focused on improving defensive communication, positioning, movement, and stick skills. The Trojan Drill is a unique drill that Clarke demonstrates. It forces offensive players to play defense and vice versa. This helps both sides learn tendencies and plays of the other. Additionally, this drill helps:

  • Players on defense learn how to approach the ball on defense to take away the offensive player's strength.
  • Offensive players learn how to play defense and understand the defensive triangle.
  • Offensive players learn holds, which allow them to learn how to beat holds when they are on offense.
  • Players on defense learn that they must communicate specific terms, which make it easier to recognize their responsibility.

Other drills include:

  • Lil Irish - A great slide and recovery, approach and communicating drill. This drill has offense initiate a dodge and the defense must approach the dodge with an angled slide. The second defender must recover to the open man. This drill provides a great opportunity to show proper communication when playing defense.
  • McQuade Scramble - This is a great drill that initiates as a 6-on-5 and quickly goes into an all even situation. This enables the defense to switch from an uneven scramble to a situation where they recognize the all even setup and quickly transition into a man on man pressure defense.
  • Warrior - This is another scramble drill that initiates as a 4-on-3 and continues to transition until it reaches a 6-on-6 all even situation.

With Clarke's defensive drills and philosophies, you'll be able to simplify difficult defensive situations during practice so that responsibility for slide and individual positioning can be learned and confidence gained for chaotic game situations.

74 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Remington Steele Lacrosse Drills 2-Pack
LXD-05177A:

with Remington Steele,
Furman University Assistant Women's Coach;
Head Coach of the New Zealand team at the 2015 FIL U-19 World Championships;
assistant coach of the Welsh Senior Women's National Team;
former goalie for the Canadian U-19 National Team

Developing defensive technique is a year-long process that requires extra work away from the practice field. Often, these skills and techniques are developed as part of individual and small-group work sessions throughout the year. Remington Steele runs a defensive practice utilizing small groups of defenders to work on the basics of individual defense: footwork, reading the ball carrier, checking, and ground ball recovery.

Learn to work these basics through a series of progressive drills that work on the fundamentals required to be successful on game day. You'll see how multiple motor skills can be added to a drill to force your athletes to multitask while performing these basics. The small group format of this practice ensures maximum repetitions of these crucial defensive skills.

Defensive Footwork Technique

All good defense starts with correct footwork. Steele explains the importance of engaging an attacker by matching their speed by using "negative steps." He also reinforces the importance of maintaining contact with an attacker once it's made, or holding your ground to defend a secondary dodge. Steele progresses through a set of small group drills that reinforce the importance of having proper body angle and shape as well as moving your feet. See how, through the use of effective footwork, you can deny an attack lane while reading the ball carrier and defending the off-ball option.

Proper Checking Technique

Women's college lacrosse is as physical as it is fast, and Coach Steele provides a skill development blueprint for defenders to check offensive players aggressively, but also legally. Steele walks you through a set of progressive partner drills starting with the basics of stick control in tight areas that work on the hand-eye coordination necessary to making checks in a game. Learn to work on these skills in a small amount of time and with maximum repetitions for all defenders.

Footwork and Ground Balls

The result of good defense is quite often a ball down. Steele emphasizes this point by making a ground ball the defensive prize as the final step of every footwork drill. Not only does this add some variety to the footwork drill, but it also gets the defender to close out the repetition with a target in mind.

If you have defensive players who are getting beat on 1v1s or aren't exhibiting the correct defensive footwork, this video is for you!.

72 minutes. 2017.



LXD-05177B:

with Remington Steele,
Furman University Assistant Women's Coach;
Head Coach of the New Zealand team at the 2015 FIL U-19 World Championships;
assistant coach of the Welsh Senior Women's National Team;
former goalie for the Canadian U-19 National Team

The goalie position has evolved to the point where merely `warming up' a goalie is no longer sufficient to be prepared to play at an elite level. Making saves is only one task attributed to a good goalie. Advanced drills that isolate technique are a necessary component of goalie training.

After competing and coaching at every level of the sport from youth through international play, Remington Steele has provides a progressive goalkeeper practice that works the reaction time, footwork and pass-types required for goalkeepers to be successful. These exercises will train your goalie to handle the ball in both quick-outlet situations, and long clearing passes designed to jump-start a fast break.

Short-Range Clears

Coach Steele leads goalies through a series of short-range passes from different body angles in order to clear a ball quickly. You'll see how footwork and body angle are important components of this technique. Learn to instruct your goalies how to quickly pop the ball to an open player while practicing the different throwing scenarios they'll encounter in a game.

Long-Range Clears

Steele shares how he progresses his goalies to making successful longer range clears and clarifies the difference in throwing technique from the short-range option. Steele walks goalies through two different clears: passing a harder, lower arc pass, as well as a higher-arc pass that drops into the open player. Help your goalies understand their effective clearing range by running through these drills in your practice.

Decision Making in the Save/Clear Process

Coach Steele builds upon the earlier concepts and adds quick decision-making to the save/clear process. Learn to drill your goalies into making good clearing decisions while under pressure. See how this can be accomplished through simulated pressure by a coach. You'll also discover how to add footwork drills into this process to help the goalie multi-task while focusing on the clearing pass.

Steele offers a one-stop shop for a coach, or goalie, looking to reach their full potential. This is a must-have for goalies looking to advance their game.

67 minutes. 2017.



DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Small Drill Situations to Build Defensive Footwork

with Remington Steele,
Furman University Assistant Women's Coach;
Head Coach of the New Zealand team at the 2015 FIL U-19 World Championships;
assistant coach of the Welsh Senior Women's National Team;
former goalie for the Canadian U-19 National Team

Developing defensive technique is a year-long process that requires extra work away from the practice field. Often, these skills and techniques are developed as part of individual and small-group work sessions throughout the year. Remington Steele runs a defensive practice utilizing small groups of defenders to work on the basics of individual defense: footwork, reading the ball carrier, checking, and ground ball recovery.

Learn to work these basics through a series of progressive drills that work on the fundamentals required to be successful on game day. You'll see how multiple motor skills can be added to a drill to force your athletes to multitask while performing these basics. The small group format of this practice ensures maximum repetitions of these crucial defensive skills.

Defensive Footwork Technique

All good defense starts with correct footwork. Steele explains the importance of engaging an attacker by matching their speed by using "negative steps." He also reinforces the importance of maintaining contact with an attacker once it's made, or holding your ground to defend a secondary dodge. Steele progresses through a set of small group drills that reinforce the importance of having proper body angle and shape as well as moving your feet. See how, through the use of effective footwork, you can deny an attack lane while reading the ball carrier and defending the off-ball option.

Proper Checking Technique

Women's college lacrosse is as physical as it is fast, and Coach Steele provides a skill development blueprint for defenders to check offensive players aggressively, but also legally. Steele walks you through a set of progressive partner drills starting with the basics of stick control in tight areas that work on the hand-eye coordination necessary to making checks in a game. Learn to work on these skills in a small amount of time and with maximum repetitions for all defenders.

Footwork and Ground Balls

The result of good defense is quite often a ball down. Steele emphasizes this point by making a ground ball the defensive prize as the final step of every footwork drill. Not only does this add some variety to the footwork drill, but it also gets the defender to close out the repetition with a target in mind.

If you have defensive players who are getting beat on 1v1s or aren't exhibiting the correct defensive footwork, this video is for you!.

72 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: stickwork & clearing drills for goalies
Stickwork & Clearing Drills for Goalies

with Remington Steele,
Furman University Assistant Women's Coach;
Head Coach of the New Zealand team at the 2015 FIL U-19 World Championships;
assistant coach of the Welsh Senior Women's National Team;
former goalie for the Canadian U-19 National Team

The goalie position has evolved to the point where merely `warming up' a goalie is no longer sufficient to be prepared to play at an elite level. Making saves is only one task attributed to a good goalie. Advanced drills that isolate technique are a necessary component of goalie training.

After competing and coaching at every level of the sport from youth through international play, Remington Steele has provides a progressive goalkeeper practice that works the reaction time, footwork and pass-types required for goalkeepers to be successful. These exercises will train your goalie to handle the ball in both quick-outlet situations, and long clearing passes designed to jump-start a fast break.

Short-Range Clears

Coach Steele leads goalies through a series of short-range passes from different body angles in order to clear a ball quickly. You'll see how footwork and body angle are important components of this technique. Learn to instruct your goalies how to quickly pop the ball to an open player while practicing the different throwing scenarios they'll encounter in a game.

Long-Range Clears

Steele shares how he progresses his goalies to making successful longer range clears and clarifies the difference in throwing technique from the short-range option. Steele walks goalies through two different clears: passing a harder, lower arc pass, as well as a higher-arc pass that drops into the open player. Help your goalies understand their effective clearing range by running through these drills in your practice.

Decision Making in the Save/Clear Process

Coach Steele builds upon the earlier concepts and adds quick decision-making to the save/clear process. Learn to drill your goalies into making good clearing decisions while under pressure. See how this can be accomplished through simulated pressure by a coach. You'll also discover how to add footwork drills into this process to help the goalie multi-task while focusing on the clearing pass.

Steele offers a one-stop shop for a coach, or goalie, looking to reach their full potential. This is a must-have for goalies looking to advance their game.

67 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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The Ball Stops Here
Join Coach Bill Pilat, the premier Goalie Coach in all of Lacrosse as he shows you how to become or coach a top goalie. Coach Pilat has beenthe Head Lacrosse Coach at Division III power Roanoke College since 1989. In that time he has produced seven All American goalies. A former three-time College All American Goalie, Coach Pilat knows first-hand what it takes to be a superior lacrosse goalie. As founder of the largest goalie camp in lacrosse, his Goalie School attracts close to 300 young men each year eager to learn from Coach Pilat and his staff.

Now, on his video, Coach Pilat will show you tactics, techniques, and some of his secret drills to enhance goalkeeper play. Here are just a few of the topics covered in this 45 minute video.

  • Stickhandling for goalies
  • How to handle 1-on-1's
  • Pipe play
  • Turns on feeds from behind
  • Handling screens
  • Drills to improve quickness in the goal
  • How to be sure you are stepping to the ball
  • Coach Pilat's famous handcuff drill to keep head over ball
  • Three different arcs and which one may be best for you
  • How to warm up a goalie
  • Coach Pilat's best drill for controlling rebounds
  • How to handle fakes

45 minutes.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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